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Baseball Hall of Fame member and former Boston Red Sox player Pedro Martinez, left, walks off the field with his wife, Carolina, during a ceremony where his jersey was retired prior to a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, July 28, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Baseball Hall of Fame member and former Boston Red Sox player Pedro Martinez, left, walks off the field with his wife, Carolina, during a ceremony where his jersey was retired prior to a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, July 28, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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The Dominican Republic sends the most foreign-born players to Major League Baseball of any country. Twenty years ago when Pedro Martinez — who grew up in the Dominican Republic — was pitching for the Red Sox, he founded a charity to help young people there. Now, the Pedro Martinez Foundation is planning to build a charter school in the Dominican Republic that will teach young ballplayers job skills in case they never make it to the majors.

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Pedro's wife, Carolina Martinez (@MrsCaroMartinez), who runs the foundation.

This segment aired on October 26, 2018.

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